UPPER MUSTANG TREK
Duration: 15 Days
Highest Altitude: 3840m / 12599ft
Min Age: 15+
Jan - Dec
Best Season: Mar-May and Sep-Nov
Flexible Departure: Seasonal Month/Day
Accommodation: Lodge and Tea house
The Upper Mustang Trek is all about exploring the hidden world of the ancient Buddhist kingdom of Mustang and it is a rare privilege. The region is also known as the ‘Last Forbidden Kingdom” which is the most interesting places in Nepal to explore the Tibetan Buddhist culture, different types of beautiful monasteries, amazing muddy landscapes with so many natural caves, traditional villages, as well as the stunning architecture on view at the walled city of Lo Manthang ( capital of Mustang region). The history of Lo is shrouded in legend, myth, and mystery, but there are some records of the events in Lo as the 8th century it is quite likely that the Tibetan poet Milarepa who lived from 1040 to 1123 visited Lo. Mustang itself similar to the Tibetan plateau with its endless expanses of yellow and grey rolling hills eroded by wind. Mustang has long been protected from a mass of tourism and is now known as the last bastion of traditional lovely Tibetan culture.
Here you will experience a way of life of true mountain people who for hundreds of years had very little contact with the rest of Nepal and retained their rich cultural heritage. Until recent times their king was officially recognized by the Nepal Government. Mustang was until 1950 a separate kingdom within the boundaries of Nepal. Still, we can see the house of Mustang King in the ancient capital knows as Lo-Manthang. Upper Mustang trek was opened to non-Nepali travelers only from 15 years ago and even now access is still highly restricted to enter upper mustang. For this Upper Mustang Trek, trekkers need a special trekking permit and must be accompanied by a government-appointed official. In this region, travelers can do trekking even during monsoon season due to being in the Himalayan rain shadow. The Upper Mustang trek is not that much heard and the highest point is 3800m where will be but for some trekkers, it could be difficult due to cold in winter and always windy and dusty through the year so we will see fewer travelers in winter.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1300m/4265ft)
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara – (800m/2625ft) – 6/7hrs
Day 03: Fly to Jomsom (2760m/9056ft); 4hrs Trek to Kagbeni (2840m/9318ft)
Day 04: Trek to Chele (3100m/10171ft) – 5hrs
Day 05: Trek to Shyangmochen (3800m/12468ft) – 5hrs
Day 06: Trek to Ghemi (3510m/11516ft) – 4hrs
Day 07: Trek to Tsarang (3575m/11730ft) – 5hrs
Day 08: Trek to Lo Manthang (3840m/12599ft) – 4hrs
Day 09: Trek to Lo Manthang (3840m/12599ft) – 4hrs
Day 10: Trek to Dhakmar 3830m/12465ft- 6hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Chele (3100m/10171ft) – 5hrs
Day 12: Trek to Jomsom (2760m/9056ft) – 6hrs
Day 13: Fly to Pokhara – 25 minutes
Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu – 7hrs
Day 15: Fly back home or extend your holidays
Departure and Arrival Location: Kathmandu, Nepal Airport
Departure Time: Before 3 Hours
Upper Mustang Trek Cost
Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
2 Nights in Kathmandu including breakfast,3star hotel Accommodation
Overnight Lodge/Guest House during the trek
An experienced English speaking Trekking Guide and a Porter during the trek. ( 2 Trekkers:1 Porter)
Salary, food, insurance, and lodging cost for guide and porter
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Tea/Coffee during trek
Welcome and Farewell Meals and Breakfasts while in Kathmandu
National Park Permit, TIMS, and Upper Mustang Permit
Airfare from Pokhara to Jomsom and return flight Jomsom to Pokhara and domestic flight departure taxes
Luxury tourist Bus from KTM to Pokhara back to Kathmandu
Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag that needs to be returned to the office after trek completion
Overland Kitbag and T-shirt for you
2 Nights Accommodation in Pokhara, includes Breakfast
Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
Travel medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
Nepal entry visa fee, International air fare
Tips for guide and porter (Tipping is expected)
Personal expenses such as: Alcoholic beverages, hot shower, water bottle, cold drinks, hot water, battery charge, donation etc
Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price include section
Upper Mustang Trek highlight
You will walk back to the history of Lo Manthang after exploring the palace of king Lo.
You can walk freely without worrying about the rain as the region lies in the rain shadow area of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
You will have a spiritual feel walking through many Gompas, Chortens, flapping prayer flags, caves, rock paintings, and century-old monasteries.
You will catch a live glimpse of Tibetan influence on the everyday activities and culture of the locals there.
You will be proceeding further on the trip with the enticing views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and other chains of mountains.
Breathe the spirituality of the Tibetan like people and monks with their prayer flags, mani walls, and ritual chanting.
You will witness of everyday life and culture of the local people who live closely like their Tibetan neighbors.
Trekking Pole/ Stick
Nepal Sim Card